All students accepted into the Department of Chemistry's doctoral programs are fully funded through the Henry M. MacCracken Program. MacCracken Fellows are funded through a combination of fellowship and research assistantship, in proportions to be determined. The award package typically includes a full tuition scholarship, comprehensive health insurance and a stipend. Funding is typically guaranteed for five years, although students with substantial graduate credits or a Master's degree may only be guaranteed four years of support.
The standard four-year financial aid package for students entering in Fall 2018 is:
- Academic Year Stipend: $28,145 in 2018-19
- Dean’s Supplementary Fellowship Grant of $1,000 for student’s use (one-time use)
- Full tuition support (up to 12 credits/semester)
- Comprehensive health-care insurance
For a more detailed information on the Henry M. MacCracken Program please visit the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences page on Fellowships and Assistantships.
The Graduate School offers a variety of support services for current graduate students seeking funding for short-term and long-term fellowship opportunities. These services include individualized fellowship advising, information sessions, grant writing workshops, and general application support. More information can be found on the GSAS Fellowships and Awards page.
Doctoral students are admitted to the program with the assurance of financial support for the full duration of their graduate career. A number of University fellowships, scholarships and assistantships are also available on a competitive basis to support students. After assignment to an individual laboratory to complete their dissertation research, students are expected to be supported through individual grants, training grants or other sources of individual research support provided by their mentors.
Graduate students are also strongly encouraged to actively seek their own external fellowship support. Such awards are available from a variety of Federal (National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health), private (Howard Hughes Foundation), public, charitable and industrial sources. Students are also eligible to apply for numerous small grants that provide research costs, travel and other project funding. Information on such financial support is maintained by the Department (Coordinator of Student Advisement). Also, the GSAS Office of Student Affairs and Academic Services (One Half Fifth Avenue; GSAS website) is an important source of information on both extramural and intramural financial assistance. Refer to the Graduate School of Arts and Science Bulletin for additional financial aid information.
Tuition remission provided through assistantship and fellowship covers the tuition per point that each student registers for each semester; however, all students must pay the nonrefundable registration, services, and academic support fee which is charged per point. Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $1,664 per point, plus additional nonrefundable registration and service fees.